How to Adjust the Headlights on Ford Super Duty

How to Adjust the Headlights on Ford Super Duty

It is important to know how to adjust headlights because it will help you see better at night. Most of the time, these adjustments are made by a mechanic in a garage or service center. However, if you have a Ford Super Duty truck, there is an easy way that you can make those adjustments yourself in just minutes!

How to Adjust the Headlights on Ford Super DutyFord Super Duty headlight adjustment instructions are necessary to ensure that your headlights beam is visible on the road. Precisely adjusting your Ford Super Duty’s headlights will also help you avoid a citation for an out-of-position light. The first step in this process is identifying which type of lights you have and how many there are, because different types require different steps when it comes time to adjust them. Most 2011 models come with HID bulbs (high intensity discharge) or LED bulbs, while other models may use halogen or incandescent lights instead.

* If using HID Headlights: Adjust by turning the knob located at the base of each bulb until they align with the guidelines on your hood.

* If using LED Headlights: Adjust by turning the dial at the base of each bulb until they align with the guidelines on your hood.

* If using Halogen or Incandescent headlights: Set to “O” (the headlight’s brightest setting), then adjust them by rotating their top and bottom bulbs.

Here is how to adjust your headlights so when it comes to Ford Super Duty trucks:

  • How to Adjust the Headlights on Ford Super DutyPark truck next to a level surface such as an outdoor brick wall at night time under ambient light conditions (Do not use garage lights). If there aren’t any bricks nearby, try using two large pieces of cardboard taped together vertically from floor to ceiling that represent the height of one brick. This will give you enough room between the bottom of your headlights and ground which is crucial for this adjustment process. It is also important that your vehicle is parked at a 90-degree angle to the brick wall or cardboard.

  • Use a Jackstand and wheel chocks in front of rear tires, then place wood blocks under tire’s on side of truck opposite from jack stand until it reaches level surface (Do not use concrete blocks). This will provide you with an even playing field for adjustment purposes.

  • Adjust headlights by loosening bolt located on top of each headlight housing using ratchet wrench, moving headlamp up and down as necessary to get desired height where beam is centered between bottom edge of bumper and ground (Note: The maximum distance in which the light should be placed above ground must never exceed 200mm.). Tighten bolts back into place.


These steps will help you adjust the headlight height on your Ford Super Duty and are easy to follow with three simple steps! It is important to remember that these steps should only be taken by someone who knows what they are doing and can be done safely. If you have any doubts or do not know how, leave the car alone until a professional mechanic arrives on site.

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